Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s leading maritime lawyers with staff licensed in the state of California to better assist residents of Los Angeles with any maritime-related injuries. If you are a passenger or crewmember and suffered devastating injuries while traveling at sea, you may be entitled to total compensation for your damages. Our team of experienced Los Angeles maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are here to help you maximize your restitution so you can get back to your life.
We are the nation’s leading maritime lawyers and will stop at nothing to help our clients get justice for their suffering. In fact, US News & World Report named us “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty & Maritime in 2020. Do not hesitate to contact us today at 877-233-1238 to schedule your free case review.
Meet Our Maritime Lawyers
Our team of 15 full-time maritime attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have offices in 7 states strategically throughout the United States, and attorneys licensed in the state of California.
Charles R. Lipcon
Lawyer of the Year Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms (US News) SuperLawyers Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club Million Dollar Advocates Club
Michael A. Winkleman
Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms (US News) SuperLawyers Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida in 2017
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Maritime Lawyers Licensed In The State of California
When you suffer serious maritime injuries, you need legal advice that you can count on to help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and suffering. The team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has 15 full-time maritime attorneys able to assist you with a claim. Board Certified Maritime Lawyer, Carol Finklehoffe, oversees our California operation, with the full support of the entire staff at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.
Attorney Carol L. Finklehoffe, an experienced maritime lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. and is licensed to practice across the state of California. She is a Certified Specialist (CA) in Admirality & maritime law, with a concentration in sexual assault claims, crew and passenger personal injury lawsuits, and wrongful death.
When you need a lawyer you can rely on to deliver results, attorney Finklehoffe is a powerful legal advocate, providing over 28 years of experience and contributing to the more than $200 million in resolutions for our clients. Find out how much your maritime case could be worth when you contact our team to learn more about what your next steps should be.
Cruise Lines Operating Out Of Los Angeles
Cruise ship injuries and illnesses are some of the most common types of maritime law cases. In fact, with Princess Cruise Lines headquartered out of Los Angeles, there are far more cruise ship lawsuits and claims being filed here than in other locations.
With that in mind, some of the other cruise lines operating out of LA include:
- Princess Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruise Lines
- Carnival Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Oceania Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Viking Cruise Lines
- Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line
- Seabourn Cruise Line
- Cunard Cruise Line
- Lindblad Expeditions
- Silversea Cruises
These are only a few of the most popular cruise lines operating out of or based in Los Angeles. If you suffered cruise ship injuries or illness on another cruise line, do not hesitate to contact our office to find out what options may be available to you.
Shipping Companies Operating Out Of Los Angeles
Shipping companies in and around Los Angeles are abundant. Some of the most well-known include:
- Central Freight Lines
- Central Transport
- Clear Lane Freight Systems
- Dependable Highway Express
- Frontline Freight
- Frozen Food Express (FFE)
- H2O Logistics
- City Business Shipping
- FFQO US
- Amerijet International
- KR Cargo Shipping
Our Team Can Help Injured Victims With A Variety Of Cases
Maritime laws apply to accidents and injuries that occur on vessels, ships, and the navigable waters. These accidents and incidents can take many forms. However, some of the more common types of maritime injury cases our team handles include:
- Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
- Cruise Ship Rape
- Cruise Passenger Disappearances
- Cruise Ship Overboard Accidents
- Cruise Ship Drowning Accidents
- Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice
- FlowRider Accidents
- Seaman’s Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Yacht Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Parasailing Accidents
- Scuba Diving Accidents
- Barge, Cargo, and Tanker Accidents
- Commercial Fishing Accidents
- Shore Excursion Accidents
- Hotel, Resort, and Vacation Accidents
- Hotel Rape anted Sexual Assault
These are only a few of the different types of accidents and events that can occur on the water. If you were injured in another way we did not include above, do not hesitate to contact our office to find out whether you have grounds for a maritime injury claim.
Yacht And Boating Accidents In Los Angeles
You may also have the right to compensation if you suffered injuries in a yacht or boating accident. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may have the opportunity to pursue compensation across multiple avenues.
For instance, if you were a worker on a boat or yacht, you may have the opportunity to pursue benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). If you are considered a seaman who suffered injuries aboard their vessel, instead of pursuing compensation through the LHWCA, you would pursue a claim under the Jones Act. In some instances, you may have the opportunity to pursue a personal injury lawsuit for your maritime injuries in Los Angeles.
No matter which option is best suited for your case, you can expect to seek maximum compensation for your damages. Whether you are collecting compensation or benefits through the LHWCA, are awarded economic damages and non-economic damages through your maritime personal injury lawsuit, or are entitled to maintenance and cure under the Jones Act, our firm is here to help you rebuild your life and demand justice after a maritime injury.
How Long Do You Have to File Your Claim?
Although pursuing your legal case after a maritime injury may be the furthest thing from your mind, it is important to take action on your claim in a timely manner.
Whether you are filing a claim under the Jones Act, pursuing compensation under the LHWCA, or filing a personal injury lawsuit, there is a statute of limitations in place that could have a significant impact on your ability to move forward.
If you are filing a claim under the Jones Act, you will generally have three years from the date of the incident to get your claim filed. However, if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, the statute of limitations in California is only two years. LHWCA claims have a statute of limitations of just one year.
Cruise passenger claims generally have a contractual statute of limitations of one year.
Since the statute of limitations can often be complex, and leave you with questions regarding how much longer you have before time runs out, it is important to reach out to a maritime injury lawyer for help.
Partner With The Nation’s Leading Maritime Law Firm
Suffering an injury as a member of a crew, other maritime employee, or passenger can be devastating. Our dedicated Los Angeles maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can fight to help you recover maximum compensation for your damages.
Reach out to our team for a no-cost, risk-free case review. Fill out our convenient contact form or call our office at 877-233-1238 to find out more about what’s next for your maritime injury claim.